Oak Tree Motel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Meal plan
Travel Blogs from South Gate
... onto the sand but not to the waters edge. We watched the skate boarders for a little while and then walked along the strip to looking at the markets. See the pics. Back on the coach we drove through the streets of Venice to make our way to Santa Monica. We past through Santa Monica to Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive. We took our time driving down Rodeo Drive so the ladies could see all the shops; Tiffany & co., Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Coach, Prada, Gucci, ...
We woke early (reluctantly) and jumped on the metro to Universal City where a trolley bus was waiting to take us up to Universal Studios! We were both very excited to see what was in store. I was also terrified. For those who don't know, I get travel sick and don't do rides/roller coasters. I'm terrified of them. So I wasn't going to go on anything remotely scary/vomit provoking. Anyway, we strolled in and was hit with a street-like feel with restaurants and shops ...
We were awake very early, having trained our bodies to rise with the sun! After a leisurely breakfast we headed off to universal studios. We decided to rent a wheelchair for me to rest my sprained ankle, which had both pros and cons. It was not so easy negotiating the crowds with a wheelchair (except for the odd wheelchair ramp which turned into a white knuckle ride with Alex driving!!). However we did manage to cut a couple of lines which was a bonus. We started off with ...
... I went for waffles with syrup (who wouldn't want free waffles?!). After this, we got the 720 bus from down the road to Santa Monica bay for a day at the beach.
$1.75 each way.
One on the seafront, we found our way onto the beach and relaxed for the whole day. The beach itself is lovely and large, there is plenty of room for lots of people. The facilities are good and there are restaurants and places to get food ...
... of therapy for us if that makes sense.
Thursday: It the morning and early afternoon, I read for the upcoming class, relaxed a bit, and shot baskets until my arm hurt. Max, Jordan, Matt, Luke, and I went to Pizza Rev before class on our way to Bel Air Pres. We had class with Rob Kirbyson again, except this time it was on the casting process. It was yet another interesting talk that was very informative and entertaining. It truly ...